By Scripture Alone (with the church, experience and common sense)

One of the big things we celebrate today – 31 October 2017 – Reformation Day – is the rediscovery of the Word of God as the supreme rule of life and doctrine. Scripture Alone The Reformation was a question of authority but it was also a question of freedom and life. To exist with anything else as your ultimate guide is to be enslaved to a harsh and unstable master…

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God’s Big Picture

Book review by current iServe Africa apprentice Onesmus Onyango: A lot of us struggle to point to Jesus from the Old Testament. In that regard this book has been one of the most mind-blowing inspirational resources I have ever found! Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them. (Matt. 5:17) Many people only…

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Training Wednesdays 2017-18

We’ve started a new year of special weekly training sessions with the second year apprentices, extending and stretching on faithful Bible handling, gospel theology, servant leadership, engaging other cultures and practical ministry skills. Here are some resources from the first few sessions: Bible overviews – an introduction Biblical Theology (2nd Year Curriculum) session 2 – Abraham Hebrews 2 Conversation TeamiServe Africa is an indigenous Kenyan gospel-driven organisation that exists to…

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TransformD recruiting now!

TransformD is the newest programme in iServe Africa. It is a six-month residential aimed at transforming the lives of high school leavers between the ages of 18 and 21 years into Christ-centred individuals who are: Devoted to the Word Disciples of Christ Disciplined in following Christ Dependable in Christian ministry Deployable to do good works among others Interested in joining yourself or sending your child or a young person you care about? Basic…

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4 patterns of master-slave relations

Here are 4 different models of interaction between masters (leaders) and slaves (employees): Oppressive master and submissive slave This tends to be the pattern in settled traditional societies and modern totalitarian societies. Hierarchy is strong – the pyramid model. Those at ‘the top’ very much see themselves as ‘above’ others and those at the bottom know their place and submit. Leaders are dictators who cannot be questioned, ‘big men’ who…

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